Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Unintended consequences

Computational biologist Gregorio Alanis- Lobato highlights the need for greater awareness of and further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

The evolution of quality assessment

In 2011, UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique (CPT) carried out tests across four schemes – it now covers 12 schemes with two in the pipeline. We hear from Chantell Hodgson, UK NEQAS CPT Scheme Manager.

Blurring boundaries: Ethics and artificial intelligence

With artificial intelligence becoming ever more prominent in biomedical labs and research, biomedical scientist turned ethicist Sarah E Carter looks at the pressing issues.

Tech news: April

This month's top tech news stories

Study advances field of precision medicine

A new method of quickly mapping the genome of single cells, while also clarifying the spatial position of the cells within the body, has been revealed.

DNA in urine for cancer detection

A team of scientists has found that DNA fragments in the urine are not degraded at random or too short to provide any meaningful information.

Genetic risk factor for stroke

Researchers have identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke – especially in patients older than 65.

Precision genomics in cancer treatments

Scientists have identified genomic signatures in women developing the most common type of breast cancer that can be associated with long-term survival.

Diagnosis of Liposarcomas

Researchers have leveraged the latest advances in RNA technology and machine learning methods to develop a gene panel test that allows for highly accurate diagnosis of the most common types of liposarcoma.

Prostate cancer genetics study shows disparities

Risk of prostate cancer is about 75% higher, and more than twice as deadly, in men of African ancestry compared with men of European ancestry.

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